HIV encephalitis presenting with severe generalized chorea

Bruno Vincenzo Gallo, L. M. Shulman, W. J. Weiner, C. K. Petito, J. R. Berger

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

22 Scopus citations


We report a case of rapidly progressive encephalopathy and generalized chorea due to HIV encephalitis. The patient was a 24-year-old man known to be HIV-seropositive for 4 years. The severity of the movement disorder resulted in rhabdomyolysis. Sepsis developed and he died after a 21-day hospitalization. Pathologic study revealed prominent neuronal loss and gliosis of subcortical regions. Acute encephalopathy with generalized chorea may be a rare consequence of HIV encephalitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1163-1165
Number of pages3
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology


Dive into the research topics of 'HIV encephalitis presenting with severe generalized chorea'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this